Unusual DIY Teeth Whitening Remedies

Having great teeth is very important in our culture today. The sad truth is that some people, no matter how many times they brush their teeth, have stained teeth from drinking coffee, tea and/or smoking.

Your teeth are one of the first things people notice. They are a sign of health as well as confidence. When making a first impression, having teeth that look like you don’t brush them can send a signal that you don’t really care about yourself.

To achieve a whiter smile, brushing and flossing are required. They are also some home remedies that have the ability to improve your smile in just a couple of days.

Strawberry Scrub

Strawberries are high in vitamin, a nutrient that can remove plaque that causes the yellow look on teeth. Strawberries have an enzyme called malic acid that can get rid of surface stains. The scrub also requires salt, which acts as an abrasive portion of the paste , physically scrubbing away stain-causing gunk.. Take a couple of strawberries and mash them to a pulp. Add a pinch of sea salt. Wipe any extra saliva off your teeth and apply the scrub to your teeth. Start brushing like you normally would and rinse after five minutes.

Coconut Oil Pulling

It won’t make a difference by “bleaching” per say, but lauric acid in coconut oil can get rid of the bacteria found in plaque that can make them yellow. It is also supposed to promote gum health, and help keep your breath fresh.

To oil pull, put 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and puch and pull the oil through your teeth. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so you may need to wait a few seconds for it to melt. Continue the oil pulling for a full 15-20 minutes.

Warning: spit the coconut oil into a toilet or a trash can, as it could return to solid form once in your drain pipes and cause a clog.

Baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

This works great as a natural teeth whitener. Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-bacterial agent and works great as a total mouth and gum cleaner and keeps the mouth free of germs. Mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a small amount of baking soda to make a paste.  Brush your teeth as usual, making sure you brush those back teeth too. The paste should not be gritty at all, and in fact it should be a runnier paste than a stiff paste.

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